12 days in Heinavesi, Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

12 days in Heinavesi, Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Heinavesi
— 6 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly to Savonlinna Airport, Drive to Heinavesi

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Heinavesi

— 6 nights
Heinävesi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Explore Heinavesi's surroundings by going to Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi), Leppavirta (Orinoro Gorge & Leppavirta Church) and Rapio Mill (in Juva). Spend the 22nd (Tue) exploring nature at Kolovesi National Park. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Heinaveden kirkko, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Valamo Monastery, and make a trip to Lintula Convent.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Heinavesi road trip app.

Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. You will leave for Helsinki on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Heinavesi

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then stroll around The Esplanadi Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route builder app.

Traveling by car from Heinavesi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Spas

Side Trip

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Ranua Zoo in Ranua, approximately Ranua away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip website.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip